New research could reduce primate electrocutions and help conservation strategies5 September 2018New research has mapped and analysed the incidence of primate electrocutions in Diani, Kenya to identify hotspot areas that should be prioritised to reduce the risk of electric shock. The study could also inform conservation strategies in other parts of the world where primate electrocutions are common. Electrocution threatens a wide range of primate species across the world and the hazard could become more widespread as species are increasingly restricted to human-dominated landscapes.
Older adults who get physical can lower their heart disease risk13 August 2018Adults in their early 60s, who spend less time sitting and more time engaged in light to vigorous physical activity, benefit with healthier levels of heart and vessel disease markers, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, and the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.
Policy Internships Scheme8 August 2018The Policy Internships Scheme provides the opportunity for PhD students funded by the research councils of UK Research and Innovation to work for three months in one of a selected group of highly influential policy organisations.
Leading universities unite to strengthen UK aerospace sector23 July 2018The University of Bristol is a founding member of a national consortium of leading aerospace universities that will provide the global aerospace community with a centralised point of engagement to the UK’s top university aerospace research capabilities.
Loneliness Across the Life Course – highlighting the need for community-led action 16 July 2018Amid the turmoil of resignations and Brexit rows in Westminster on 9th July 2018, there was also an exciting event taking positive steps towards addressing the issues of social isolation and loneliness.
The event brought together researchers from University of Bristol, BS3 Community Development and Manchester Metropolitan University, who have co-produced research with young people and older people on social isolation and loneliness.
Global migration experts come to Bristol9 July 2018Experts from the UN and other global organisations are meeting in Bristol this week to discuss how to improve the coverage, quality, analysis and reporting of migration data.
Results of the largest ever multimorbidity trial in primary care challenge current thinking28 June 2018In the largest ever trial of an intervention to treat people with multiple long-term conditions (multimorbidity) in primary care, researchers at the Universities of Bristol, Manchester, Dundee and Glasgow found that the patient-centred approach taken improved patients’ experience of their care but did not improve their health-related quality of life. This is a challenge to current thinking on which UK and international guidelines are based.
University of Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab recognised as 5G success26 June 2018Our Smart Internet Lab has been recognised as one of three key academic research specialists within the UK and as a concentrated 5G hub with established collaborative relationships with other national and international institutions, authorities and industry.
Bristol researchers to benchmark medicine use across UK beef farms18 June 2018Researchers at the University of Bristol are to quantify and compare farm animal medicine use within and across UK beef operations. The project aims to help demonstrate and communicate the gains made to consumers, processors, retailers and policy makers.
UK public shows strong preference for vaccines that prevent severe illness, particularly for children13 June 2018The UK public has a clear preference for funding vaccination programmes which protect young children against severe diseases, finds a new study that considered the public’s preferences on vaccines available on the NHS. The study suggests that the public’s preferences about which vaccines are made available on the NHS, particularly children, are not reflected by the current approach. The Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF)-funded study, led by University of Bristol researchers, is published today [13 June] in PLOS ONE.
Can a home WiFi router act as a medical sensing device? 9 May 2018New research that could transform the future of healthcare will investigate whether it is possible to reuse WiFi radio waves as a medical radar system. The research, led by the University of Bristol, is part of a new £1.5 million grant awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Toshiba and Decawave to the OPERA project, a consortium including the universities of Bristol and Oxford; University College London and Coventry University.
New Chief Executive for National Composites Centre1 May 2018The University of Bristol today [Tuesday 1 May] announced the appointment of Rich Oldfield as the new Chief Executive of the National Composites Centre (NCC). Owned by the University, the NCC is world-leading in composites research and development and the foremost centre for composites in the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Rich, who is currently Senior Vice President (SVP) for Business Development and Strategy at GKN, will succeed Peter Chivers from 1 September 2018, and brings a wealth of engineering, technology and leadership experience to the position.
Computer game encourages people to be more risk-aware29 March 2018How do you encourage people in the midst of an emergency to stay calm and prioritise their safety over their possessions? University of Bristol researchers have devised a game which they believe could help, by encouraging players to be more risk-aware.
Parliament and Brexit: the demand for academic engagement21 March 2018Parliament’s response to the decision to leave the European Union has resulted in a huge demand for academic engagement. This was the key message from the House of Commons Library staff who came to speak to University of Bristol academics this week.
Bristol researcher takes gold at STEM for Britain awards15 March 2018University of Bristol mathematician Céline Maistret took home a gold from the STEM for Britain awards this week.
Céline’s poster entry to explain her research in number theory on the parity conjecture was up against hundreds of entries from across the country.
Academics urge rethink on 28-day prescriptions for people with long-term conditions13 March 2018The widely adopted practice of issuing 28-day rather than longer duration prescriptions for people with long-term conditions lacks a robust evidence base and should be reconsidered, according to a study published in the British Journal of General Practice today (13 March). Related research shows that considerable savings could be made by the NHS switching to longer prescriptions.
Race, Female Suffrage, and Parliamentary Representation in the Global South7 March 2018Historians, social scientists and campaigners gathered in the Jubilee Room in the Palace of Westminster on 9 February to share their knowledge of the history of women's suffrage across the world, and look to the future of women in power. The event was the brainchild of Dr Sumita Mukherjee (University of Bristol) who brought a rich and inspiring group together, in collaboration with Policy Bristol and Vote 100.
Bristol scientists behind the largest trial ever to investigate prostate cancer screening6 March 2018Inviting men with no symptoms to a one-off PSA* test for prostate cancer does not save lives according to results from the largest ever prostate cancer trial conducted over ten years by Cancer Research UK-funded scientists based at the University of Bristol. This research was published on Tues 6th March in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)**.
Mastering Maritime Security: promoting best practice in guardianship of the sea26 February 2018Tackling maritime security is one of the major global challenges today. More than 90% of trade takes place by sea, with over 10,000 million tons of cargo transported via the world’s oceans every year. International security, the blue economy, and ocean health depend upon effective guardianship of the sea.